Roasted Purple Tomatillo Salsa

Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Ingredients:
1 pound purple tomatillos, husks removed
3-4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 small yellow or white onion, peeled and quartered
1 jalapeño pepper
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime
¼ cup chopped green onion
Olive oil

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 500°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

2. After husking the tomatillos, rinse them well in cool water (they can be sticky). Cut the stems and hard portions (if any) off the tomatillos and cut any very large ones in half.

3. Combine the tomatillos, unpeeled garlic, onion, and the jalapeno on the lined baking sheet. Spritz with extra virgin olive oil until lightly coated and toss the ingredients with your hands to make sure they are all well-coated.
4. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. If the vegetables have not charred, turn the broiler on to high and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until the skins of the peppers and tomatillos begin to turn black. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

5. When the vegetables have cooled, carefully squeeze the skin of the roasted garlic, releasing the soft, roasted garlic clove, into the jar of a blender or work bowl of a food processor. Add the remaining roasted vegetables and then add the salt, pepper, and lime juice. Process until the desired consistency is reached and then transfer to a serving dish.

Taco Time Recipes

Spice things up with this week’s taco-themed box, which comes complete with Skagit River Ranch’s signature chorizo sausage and hand-pressed, wholegrain tortillas. Top your tacos with garden-grown scallions, radishes and chopped papalo herbs, plus a spoonful of locally-made chunky salsa—or one of your own making with this week’s tomatillos—and you’ve got all the makings of a Southwestern-style feast. Also included: Sliced multigrain bread, farm-fresh eggs, crisp salad greens, a trio of smoky-spicy peppers and a medley of tomatoes, plus limes and beautiful white donut peaches. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Avocado-Radish Slaw
This creamy-yet-crunchy slaw would be fantastic layered into your taco this week.

Chorizo Scramble
Or, try breakfast tacos this week: Just whip up this spicy scramble and serve it in tortillas with cheese and salsa on top!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Scallion Relish
This peppy relish from Martha Stewart adds flavor to the likes of scrambled eggs or even this week’s tacos.

Sautéed Summer Squash
So simple, so flavorful: These summer beauties are excellent served over grilled crostini or tossed in with cooked quinoa.

Mojito Cocktail
The ultimate summer refresher, crafted with fresh Mojito mint and lime.

Full of Flavor Recipes

Stacked with beautiful late-season produce—from tomatillos and heirloom tomatoes to peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, purple carrots and more—this week’s box packs in the flavor (and brings a little heat, too!). Accented by peppery edible flowers, fragrant herbs including garlic and Thai basil, as well as a fiery hot sauce crafted from lush cucumber and Bird’s Eye chiles from Seattle’s Häxan Ferments, this vibrant lineup also includes a fresh baguette, our own farm-fresh eggs, and a beautiful mix of salad greens. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Cucumber Bird’s Eye Smash
A spicy, herbaceous cocktail crafted with this week’s fiery hot sauce.

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful side salad.

Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta
A true homage to summer, this salad from The Splendid Table is cool, crisp and juicy.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Corn & Roasted Sweet Onions
Roasted sweet onion adds a wonderful depth of flavor to this refreshing salad.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish
Jimmy Nardello peppers lend themselves well to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even crostini!

Spice Things Up Recipes

Perk up those taste buds with this week’s box, which comes complete with locally-made, hand-pressed tortillas, buttery Mayocoba beans and tamales crafted with tender, slow-cooked chicken in fragrant mole sauce. Also starring fresh, seasonal produce such as sweet corn, heirloom tomatillos, Poblano chile peppers, limes and Watermelon radish to serve in some stunning sides (see recipes for ideas!), as well as Medjool dates, kiwi berries, farm-fresh eggs and escarole greens, this Southwest-style box is absolutely packed with flavor. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Fresh Corn Salsa
This crisp salsa is brightened with smoky chiles and fresh lime juice.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Great served with chips, or mixed into rice, this awesome salsa also makes excellent sauce for enchiladas!

Watermelon Radish & Arugula Salad
Top this crisp combination with a garlic-lemon dressing and freshly-grated Romano cheese.

Spicy Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with sweet corn and a pinch of cayenne pepper, these juicy tomatoes make a wonderful side salad.

Smoky Southwestern Beans
You can enjoy these beans straight out of the pot, or save and prepare them refried-style later!

Roasted Delicata Squash
Buttery and incredibly delicious, Delicata squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

this week's recipes
summer solstice

farm & garden notes
hi there june!

workshops & events
new classes!

archives